Karim Benzema Charged With ‘Complicity In An Attempt To Blackmail’ In Ongoing Mathieu Valbuena Sex Tape Case

Chris Wright

5th, November 2015

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Karim Benzema leaves the court house in Versailles, near Paris, after appearing before a judge

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has got himself embroiled in the ongoing court case centred around an alleged plot to blackmail Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape involving the wee French midfielder.

According to Spanish paper Sport, Benzema has been charged and placed under formal investigation after admitting he had an involvement in the case.

Tom Williams, London sports correspondent for the AFP, has more on the specifics of the charge…

Benzema’s lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, told Le Parisien newspaper that the striker played “no part” in the plot and simply wants to clear his name.

The BBC are reporting that Benzema told investigators he approached Valbuena “on behalf of a childhood friend,” though it’s “unclear whether the 27-year-old was offering friendly advice or trying to press his team-mate to pay the blackmailers.”

This is the same case that saw former France forward Djibril Cisse both arrested and quickly released by police last month.

Eight months before their home European Championship and France are falling apart already.

That surely must be some kind of record?

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  1. P says:

    Honestly, Valbuena has turned from a player I really admired, someone I thought was too often overlooked by Domenech and Blanc, and an exciting, hard working talent – to a complete pussy.

    If you don’t want people to blackmail you with a sex tape, don’t have sex on camera that you aren’t proud of. If you don’t want fans to hang effigies of you, don’t go play for Lyon after Marseille has retired your kit number, probably the highest individual honor one can really receive in sport. I’m starting to realize it might have been his character that kept him out the French team all those years, but then again, with squad mates like Anelka, Evra, Giroud….no wonder this era of France always falls apart.

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